"We answered the call and were put in charge of a rescue team in those early days," Meredith Liguori, communications associate at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, told The Dodo. "It now has the dishonor of being called the largest-ever case of farmed animal abuse in the Northeast."
Together, the two groups began the task of finding homes for all of the animals they could still save. Catskill Animal Sanctuary stepped up to give homes to eight calves, six sheep, eight geese, five turkeys, one duck and 112 hens. While staffers waited for the paperwork for the larger animals to clear, they decided to take the birds to their new home first.